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Sinlge 400 watt 20k halide over a 55

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mik

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Here is my desing.generally for a 55 gallon tank i would do 2x 250 se halides but with this tank i want a combo sps/lps tank so i figure since lps actually prefer not to intense lighting i'll give them indirect lighting by placing them on the sides of the tank with the halide in the middle and putting the sps directly under the halide since they prefer the intense lighting. what do you guys think as for lighting
 

Katchupoy

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That will work.... BTW..... WELCOME!!! WELCOME!!! WELCOME!!! WELCOME!!!..

Actually I am using the same setup... I have a 36 inch width on a 40 gallon breeder. And I am using a single 175 watt on the center and the softies are on the sides.

Where are you located?
 

mik

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im located in ny. I was searching on rc last night and came across this board
 

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Im glad that you can join us... Not too big and all star cast... Local also here in Washington. Again, I welcome you.
 

mik

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doh i didnt notice this entire website is based on members who live in washington.
 

Katchupoy

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Hey Mik, I hope I did not dis-couraged you from coming back... You are very welcome and in fact there are so many members here that are not washingtonians....
 

CurvBall

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Yeah! I'm from South Africa of all places. Reef Frontiers is one of my favourite boards for reefing on the net, everybody is super helpful and super knowledgable.

Welcome to Reef Frontiers
 

mik

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ok then actually decided to go 4X 54 watt t-5's driven by an ic 660
 

johnehr

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Is that enough wattage for SPS? I have a bunch of power compacts that total ~400 watts, but wasn't considering getting sps.
 

Mauisreef

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johnehr said:
Is that enough wattage for SPS? I have a bunch of power compacts that total ~400 watts, but wasn't considering getting sps.
Depends on the SPS you want to keep and where it's gonna be located in your tank. I have 4 96w pc's on my 55 gal and my SPS are growning like weeds.

Maui :D
 

Mauisreef

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Almost forgot.
Welcome to Reef Frontiers! :D

doh i didnt notice this entire website is based on members who live in washington.

Yes there are alot of Washingtonians that are members but there are also alot of fine folks from all over this planet on board. Some believe there are members from other planets but we wont go there. :lol:
Don't let the fact that there are alot of them on here scare you off.
Everyone here has been pretty much outstanding as far as helping everyone out and not being mean. Mean people suck!
Ok enough babbling. Welcome again. :)

Maui
 
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